Continuum Captiv-Phos W 600 grams -

Continuum Captiv-Phos W 600 grams

  • $ 27.99

Activated Granular Phosphate Adsorber & Silicate Removal Medium.

  • Highly activated phosphate removal medium
  • Particularly selected for use in marine systems and Freshwater systems
  • Will not leach phosphates back into the aquarium
Continuum Captiv-Phos W is a supreme quality, spherical white proprietary filtration medium particularly selected for sensitive aquarium environments. It is designed to remove free phosphates and silicates that can act a fertilizer for unwanted algae or diatoms, directly from the water. It is safe for all marine and freshwater life.

Use in Aquarium Keeping:
Phosphates enter the aquarium primarily through tap water additions for evaporation or water changes, food addition, particularly brine shrimp and use of inexpensive carbon. Silicates enter the aquarium primarily through tap water (natural water contains silicates and water companies add sodium silicate to control equipment corrosion), poor salt mixes, and also improperly filtered additives made from tap water. Phosphates and silicates should be first controlled by the use of water made by reverse osmosis or deionization, limiting phosphate bearing foods and use of a quality aquarium carbon. Continuum Captiv-Phos W should then be employed to reduce the phosphates that remain, to a level of about .04 mg/l (ppm) or less.

Rinse well in cold filtered freshwater, preferably RO or distilled water, but tap water may be used. Warning: never rinse the first time with saltwater! Product and water may get very hot the first time it is rinsed. Wear rubber gloves and allow to cool prior to use! Discard rinse water. Place loosely in a polyester filter bag or filter chamber and position to force water flow through the beads. For best results, use a particulate prefilter ahead of the Continuum Captiv-Phos W, such as filter floss or fine sponge. Use about 1 gram per gallon of aquarium capacity, or about 2/3 cupful per 100 US gallons (400 L).

Size: 600 grams